Peak District – Gritstone Meet

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/04/2016 - 03/04/2016
All Day

Location
Don Whillans Hut - Peak District
Don Whillans Hut
Upper Hulme
Staffordshire
ST13 8UB

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Bookings for this event are now CLOSED. However, if you wish to come, there may still be spaces at the Roaches Bunkhouse – phone Ken on 01538 300308 to book.

Join us for 2 days of fabulous gritstone climbing in the Peak District and find out why many regard it as the home of British rock climbing. To make this an even more special meet we’ll be staying in the highly sought-after Don Whillans Hut in the Roaches – nestled into the cliffs at the base of the crag, this atmospheric hut makes for an excellent lunch time pit stop! 

Accommodation:

Spaces are limited to 12 in the Don Whillans hut, so all remaining bookings will stay at another local climbing hut (Roaches Bunkhouse) just 15min walk down the road – less atmospheric, but some have suggested it is the more comfortable choice!

In both accommodation options there will be mattresses; however, no pillows are provided in the Don Whillans hut. Both huts have hot showers and cooking facilities.

Equipment:
Essential:
Sleeping bag (and pillow for the Don Whillans hut)
Harness, rock shoes, belay device
Warm clothes
Waterproofs

Desirable (bring if you have these):
Trad rack, half ropes, single rope
Walking shoes
Boulder mat
Guide books

Skill Level:
This meet is available to all skill and ability levels.
There will be plenty of experienced climbers to share their knowledge with newer novice members.

Food:
We will be cooking a group meal on Saturday night (included in the price, each hut will cook their own meal). There will be porridge provided on Sat and Sun morning (also included). Individuals will be responsible for arranging their own food for Friday evening and lunches.

Lastly the club has several good cooks! so its a pretty safe bet the food will be good!!

Costs:
Don Whillians Hut: £28.50 per person for the 2 nights and food detailed above (payable direct to SCC through the web-booking form below)
Roaches Bunk House: £24.50 per person for the 2 nights and food detailed above (payable direct to SCC through the web-booking form below).

Transport: Car share: we work out ~£10.50 per person
(based on 4 sharing a 50mpg car on a round trip of 400 miles and a generous pump price of £1:10 per litre, Driver’s discretion)

 

The DWMH is ideally situated for the outdoor enthusiast amongst the crags and gritstone boulders of the Roaches Estate in North Staffordshire. The former game keepers’ cottage, known as Rockhall Cottage, was renovated in 1991 in memory of one of Britain’s greatest mountaineers. It is leased and managed by the British Mountaineering Council, in collaboration with the Peak District National Park and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Whether it’s rock-climbing; walking the ridge, heather moorland and river valleys; enjoying the wildlife; mountain-biking on nearby routes; or just watching the sunset over a drink or two, this location has it all. No traffic but passing climbers, walkers and wildlife; steeped in history; rich in myth and legend, you’ll want to return year after year.

The hut sleeps 12 in two bunk rooms; has a lounge, well equipped kitchen, and washroom with shower (due to be fully refurbished in Spring 2015). Members of the BMC, its affiliated clubs or overseas National federations can book up the hut to 12 months in advance. Weekends (minimum 2 nights and the whole hut must be booked) are always very popular, especially with climbing clubs, but there is usually good mid-week availability, ideal for individuals and small groups. Follow the links for information about local facilities; suggestions and guides to climbing, walking, biking, nature and wildlife; and to read more about the hut’s rich history.

Bookings


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Attendee List
There are 1 of 38 spaces remaining